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Living in the City of Bellaire offers the perfect combination of quiet, small-town America and the convenience of big city attractions. The city has been experiencing both residential and commercial growth. Bellaire was founded in 1908 by William Wright Baldwin. Bellaire has its own mayor, city council, police and fire departments. This independent structure provides responsive services and top-notch amenities to local residents. Residents value the many parks in the city limits and engage in recreational activities in the large Bellaire Community Center. Residents celebrate Christmas with “snow” in the park, and the 4th of July parade is classic small-town America.
Bellaire – the little city inside of Houston – has witnessed more and more older homes being replaced by large stately homes. There has been an overall increase of eight percent in property values over the previous year, and sales of homes are ranging from $200,000 to well over $1,000,000. The homes in Bellaire are a mixture of 1950s and 1960s two- and three-bedroom ranch styles and brand new Georgian brick and Mediterranean stucco mansions.
Bellaire is well known for Bellaire High School, 5100 Maple, a flagship school of the Houston Independent School District (HISD). An HISD magnet school for foreign languages and the International Baccalaureate Program, Bellaire High School is well known for consistently graduating one of the highest numbers of National Merit Finalists in the country, in addition to regularly producing state champion baseball teams.
Neighborhood public schools also include Horn Elementary, Condit Elementary, and Gordon Elementary. Both Horn and Condit offer gifted and talented programs. Students feed into Pershing Junior High and Pin Oak Junior High. Several private schools are also convenient for Bellaire residents, including the Episcopal High School, Saint Agnes Academy, Strake Jesuit College Preparatory, and St. Thomas Episcopal School.